As I was cleaning out my closets in preparation for our move, I came across this blanket. It was my grandmother's, and it sat on one of two twin beds in her guest room when I was growing up. I can remember sleeping underneath it many times! Somehow it was passed to me, and I've been carrying it from house to house for years.
Sadly, when I recently unfolded it I could see holes all throughout, making it not-very-useful for my family today. Still, I could not even think about parting with it.
Instead, (Grandma, forgive me!) I cut into the material and sewed up some simple Euro-sized pillowcases. As usual with my sewing, they will win no prizes for skill, style or durability.